Displaying articles for: 06-24-2012 - 06-30-2012
Most of this week, I have been driving from TX to SC and back to pick up my daughter from college, so hopefully I will get a chance to be back in my normal blogging pace next week.
A few weeks ago I blogged about the kind of things that computers can do today that we just would not have thought possible just a few years back and the new types of automation that are possible.
Here is another story along this line. It is about an Online Encyclopedia project that essentially writes itself. Remember back when some people that that Wikipedia would never be all that useful. I bet you’ll hear the same kind of discussion about a computer generated encyclopedia.
There is a project in HP labs that is somewhat akin to this that I mentioned a few weeks back called Compass. When organizations can mine their interactions for context and show relationships we’re in for a quite different ride from a knowledge management perspective than we’ve had in the past.
Alex Williams had a post the other day titled: The Cloud is Not Cool Anymore and That’s a Good Thing for the CIO, where he talks about how cloud computing techniques are just part of the assumed resources available to organizations. It has no longer viewed with the same excitement as just a few months back.
It reminded me of a conversation the other day I had with someone who was talking about their mobile strategy. I replied that now mobile is a tactic, not a strategy, since everyone should assume that their solutions need to support mobile.
We need to move beyond this technology driven view of strategic investment and look more at what really needs to be accomplished. My reply in the conversation was that we need to look at strategic flexibility, simplicity and the reduction of time to action.
Now that the light is breaking through the clouds, hopefully we can get back to seeing things clearly.